Yappy Hour, a Give-Back Gathering Woofs in Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel fundraiser raised over $83,500 in 2017 for The Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

INVITING YOUR PUP TO A HOTEL? Such an invitation depends upon your travel plans, what you'll be doing and where you'll be going, and, of course, the place you intend to stay. But there are those spots that are so sweet on our Spots, and Fidos, and Rovers, and Fluffy-Nutters, that whole events are built around them, and the good they bring to the world. One leader in the Lassie-loving, give-back gathering scene? It's The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, which hosts an every-so-often Yappy Hour event, a to-do that's all about people, sip, pretty ocean sights, and those tail-wagging angels so many of us share our homes with. But they're angels in other regards, too, for the Yappy Hours are also fundraisers for The Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, which helps "...to place service dogs with veterans with PTSD." In 2017, over $83,500 was raised for the organization at the resort's Yappy Hours, and there's more love and support still to give. For the...

2018 YAPPY HOUR SCHEDULE... is live, which means you can break out the calendar, the one with the Labradors or Golden Retrievers on it, and start to circle which afternoon-into-evening Yappy Hours you can attend. The first one is on Thursday, May 10, the final one for the year wags a tail on Sunday, Dec. 2, and with the exception of that particular event, which is holiday-themed, all other Yappy Hours will occur on select Thursdays. Your hound'll get flavored water at the party, while the humans will sip Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Chateau d'Og Cabernet Sauvignon. If those don't ring the bell on your collar, you can order a cocktail or other drink. The details on this sweet-spirited event? Romp this way and get the bark-worthy specifics you need.

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